Da'Rel Patterson is a Senior Financial Institution Policy Analyst with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In his role, he develops and implements data governance policies that help connect Federal Reserve staff with the supervisory and regulatory data needed to conduct prudent policymaking, effective supervision, and risk mitigation. He holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Da'Rel began running in 2013, and since that time, he has run 15 marathons including Boston, Chicago, and New York. In November 2019, he ran a marathon best of 2:37:31. In addition to participating in the sport from a competitive standpoint, he has also played a significant role in nurturing the running scene in Atlanta. He launched a highly successful podcast, Real Runners of Atlanta, and is a founding member of one of the country's largest road races organized by African-Americans: The Race Half Marathon and 5K. When he is not working or running, Da'Rel enjoys spending time with his wife (Keisha), two boys (Corey and Sean), and German Shepherd Dog (Carter).